Careers and Internships

Church and Society is always looking for talented, passionate people to join the team. Please find information about job openings and internships below.

Internships

Information about internships with Church and Society can be found here.

Current Openings

United Methodist Building Receptionist

The General Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church is the presence of the church on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. GBCS is tasked with implementing the Social Principles, which contain stances taken on social and political issues by The United Methodist Church. The 2016 Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church states that GBCS “shall show the members of the Church and the society that the reconciliation that God effected through Christ involves personal, social, and civic righteousness… (and shall) conduct programs to inform, motivate, train, organize, and build networks for action toward social justice throughout society, particularly on the specific issues prioritized by the board.”

Receptionist Responsibilities
  • This person is the welcoming face of the United Methodist Building and the General Board of Church and Society (GBCS). Operates the GBCS switchboard and monitors the security of the front door from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM weekdays. Responds to incoming calls by providing information or taking messages and referring calls to appropriate persons.
  • Collaborates with staff and Building Management on building operations and scheduling of public events and building wide activities. Provides oversight of the conference rooms and first floor kitchen giving direction to the building and cleaning staff. Maintains schedule of conference rooms and chapel use and updates the directory of building activities daily.
  • Responsible for setting up Audio Visual equipment for meetings in the two buildings. Collaborates with communications department on technology of the conference rooms.
  • Creates and maintains conference room and parking yearly calendars. Serves as monitor for visitor parking areas.
  • Maintains payment receipts and completes billing documents for Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable.
  • Assists with filing and some administrative work for Chief Human Resources Officer. Serves as back-up Service Department Assistant in processing mail.
  • Contacts security and arranges for hospitality with groups using the Methodist building conference rooms.
Accountability

The GBCS Receptionist is supervised by the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Skills and Experience
  • High school diploma, some college is a plus.
  • Knowledge of phone switchboard systems. Knowledge of basic Microsoft Office - Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Experience in working with the public, good communication and people skills. Technical skills with Audio Visual and communication equipment is a plus.
  • Highly organized with ability to manage a busy work environment.
Compensation

Compensation for this position is commensurate with industry standards and personal experience. Retirement benefits, 15 days paid vacation, sick and personal leave, comprehensive medical, dental and accidental-death insurance; other benefits as outlined in the Employee Personnel Manual. This is a full-time non-exempt/hourly paid position.

Hiring Policy

The General Board of Church and Society is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, age, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.

Procedure and Deadline:

To apply applicants must submit a cover letter and resume and writing sample by Wednesday, May 15, 2018. Position available June 2018.

Send to: Chief Human Resources Officer, froberts@umcjustice.org The General Board of Church and Society 100 Maryland Ave NE Washington, DC 20002

No agencies please.

Organizing Program Coordinator

Organizing Program Coordinator Responsibilities
  • Manage issue based, network, and annual conference organizing on GBCS priority issues.
  • Lead grassroots organizing trainings to equip United Methodist teams in grassroots leadership on priorities issues relevant to their communities.
  • Work in collaboration with Advocacy and Education and Leadership Formation staff on identifying and connecting with grassroots leaders in annual conferences who are actively engaged and impacted by injustices representative of GBCS legislative priorities.
  • Build, nurture, and maintain relationships with grassroots leaders providing on the ground organizing support to teams and grassroots networks across the global church. The coordinator will engage local churches and recruit active United Methodists into relevant networks, campaigns, and actions.
  • Develop training curriculum and resources for grassroots teams, conference groups, and United Methodist networks.
  • In collaboration with Director of Organizing, oversee organizing communications—including but not limited to highlighting grassroots stories and producing articles or blog posts.
  • Program coordinator will represent Church and Society and Director of Organizing in some denominational and coalition meetings.
  • Full time, exempt position in Washington, DC with 20% Travel
Accountability

The Organizing Program Coordinator is directly accountable to the Director of Organizing.

Skills and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred in community organizing, social justice, theology, or related field.
  • 3-5 years’ work experience with social justice, faith community or faith groups.
  • Demonstrated experience in grassroots organizing, including familiarity with a diverse range of organizing strategies and tactics.
  • Experience in training and facilitation
  • Excellent interpersonal and relational skills with ability to connect with persons and groups in diverse communities.
  • Demonstrated understanding of systemic injustice and passion to engage faith communities in justice ministries.
  • Excellent oral and written communication.
  • Highly organized with ability to manage simultaneous projects.
Compensation

Salary $55,000 annually depending on experience, retirement benefits, 22 days paid vacation, sick and personal leave, comprehensive medical, dental and accidental-death insurance; other benefits as outlined in the Employee Personnel Manual. This is a full-time exempt/salaried position.

Hiring Policy

The General Board of Church and Society is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, age, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.

Procedure and Deadline

To apply applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample. Position available immediately.

Send to: AGS for Human Resources, froberts@umcjustice.org
The General Board of Church and Society
100 Maryland Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002

Incomplete applicant information will not be considered.
Position available immediately
Open until filled

No agencies please.

Other United Methodist Agencies and Ministries

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